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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News’ Ann Curry in Tehran Wednesday that ISIS terrorists “want to kill humanity,” but he also called the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS "ridiculous." Speaking ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, Rouhani denounced the beheading of innocent people by ISIS as against Islam. Still, he questioned President Obama's decision to go after them with airstrikes. "Are Americans afraid of getting casualties on the ground in Iraq?" he asked. "Are they afraid of their soldiers being killed in the fight they claim is against terrorism?" He said such strikes should "take place with the permission of the people of that country and the government of that country." Curry was the first American journalist to interview Rouhani after he took office last year. Read »
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— British Prime Minister David Cameron addressing the radical Islamist group ISIS's purported beheading of British aid worker David Haines.
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